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REFERENDUM ON UK MEMBERSHIP OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1083: tabled on 29 February 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House notes that there has been no referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union since 1975; further notes that there is widespread public demand for such a referendum; believes that such a referendum will improve the country's standing in Europe by clarifying whether the British people have a long term commitment to the European Union and will force off the fence those political parties that seek to obscure from the public their true policy towards Europe; notes that it has not had an opportunity as part of the deliberation on the European Union (Amendment) Bill to debate and vote on proposals for a referendum on the United Kingdom's continued membership of the European Union; and calls on the Government to make time for such a debate as a matter of urgency.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Edinburgh West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Gordon
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Solihull
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Falmouth and Camborne
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Chesterfield
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Cheltenham
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Cheadle
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
North Norfolk
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Yeovil
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Manchester, Withington
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Leeds North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Montgomeryshire
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Torbay
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Northavon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Cardiff Central
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

REFERENDUM ON UK MEMBERSHIP OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Amendment 1)
at end add `and, in the same spirit of improved clarity, expects the Liberal Democrat Party will undertake to lead the campaign for a yes vote for continued membership in any such referendum.'.
Labour, Keighley
1
signature
EDM 1083A1: tabled on 3 March 2008
REFERENDUM ON UK MEMBERSHIP OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Amendment 2)
after `Europe', insert `including the Liberal Democrat Party'.
Labour, North West Leicestershire
1
signature
EDM 1083A2: tabled on 3 March 2008